magnetic resonance imaging

noun

Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

: a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves

called also MRI

Examples of magnetic resonance imaging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To diagnose pancreatic cancer, a doctor might conduct imaging tests like ultrasounds, computerized tomography (CT) scans, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to the Mayo Clinic. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Died Nearly 2 Years After Revealing His Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis," 9 Nov. 2020 The glands cannot be seen with conventional methods of medical imaging like ultrasound, CT scans (computerized topography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), the study authors said. Katie Hunt And Kristen Rogers, CNN, "New organ in the human throat may have been discovered by Dutch scientists," 21 Oct. 2020 Attackers target patient and billing records, as well as equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging machines. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "Hackers Eye Their Next Targets, From Schools to Cars," 8 Oct. 2020 The athletes were screened with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, which is a highly sensitive test. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "'It does affect more than your lungs': Why COVID-19 survivors may need to get screened for heart damage," 21 Sep. 2020 In diagnostic medicine and in some surgical procedures, imaging contrast agents are materials used to improve internal body pictures produced by X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasounds. Courtney Sexton, Smithsonian Magazine, "Could Tattoo Ink Be Used to Detect Cancer?," 18 Sep. 2020 About 600 employees would continue to work in Waukesha at the plant and offices of the company’s magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, business. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GE Healthcare would invest $50 million in a new factory in West Milwaukee under proposed plan," 16 Sep. 2020 Functional magnetic resonance imaging has allowed researchers to discover that risk analysis is a largely rational and calculation-driven process, but uncertainty triggers the ancient fight-or-flight part of the brain. Todd Saxton, The Conversation, "To be a great innovator, learn to embrace and thrive in uncertainty," 15 Sep. 2020 The researchers performed cardiac magnetic resonance imaging on 26 competitive athletes referred to the university's sports medicine clinic after testing for Covid-19 between June and August. Jacqueline Howard And Jen Christensen, CNN, "Covid-19 study suggests to screen recovering athletes for heart inflammation before they return to play," 14 Sep. 2020

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnetic resonance imaging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetic%20resonance%20imaging. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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magnetic resonance imaging

noun

English Language Learners Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

medical : a method used to produce images of the inside of a person's body by means of a strong magnetic field

magnetic resonance imaging

noun

Medical Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

: a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves

called also MRI

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